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Offline Cincinnatus

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Fifth Grader Suspended for Shooting Imaginary Arrow!?
« on: December 07, 2013, 11:24:28 PM »
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A fifth grader in Pennsylvania has been suspended for shooting an imaginary arrow at a classmate. The 10-year-old also faces possible expulsion.

The Rutherford Institute, which is defending Johnny Jones, says he was told he violated the school’s zero tolerance policy on weapons. They’re working to get the suspension reversed and lifted from his permanent record.

On Friday night’s The Kelly File, defense attorney Jonna Spilbor reacted to the ordeal. “Here’s how ridiculous it is. If we’re going to punish this poor kid for pretending to shoot a bow and arrow, let’s ticket his parents for parking their unicorn in a fire zone.”


http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/12/07/fifth-grader-suspended-shooting-imaginary-arrow
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Re: Fifth Grader Suspended for Shooting Imaginary Arrow!?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 02:45:38 PM »
Zero tolerance of imaginary weapons.

What freakin' universe are we living in?
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Re: Fifth Grader Suspended for Shooting Imaginary Arrow!?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 03:30:59 PM »
I'm really sick of the words, "zero tolerance policy."  Every situation is different and we should be tolerant enough to give extra room for children who are playing and expressing themselves.

It's not like the kid actually had a bow & arrow.  Sheesh!    :shrug:
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Re: Fifth Grader Suspended for Shooting Imaginary Arrow!?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 10:50:55 PM »
Apparently there's a zero-tolerance policy for kids acting the way kids have acted since before recorded history.

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Re: Fifth Grader Suspended for Shooting Imaginary Arrow!?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 08:13:44 AM »
Apparently there's a zero-tolerance policy for kids acting the way kids have acted since before recorded history.
Zero tolerance of reality and common sense.
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Re: Fifth Grader Suspended for Shooting Imaginary Arrow!?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 09:06:16 AM »
Its a darn good thing the kid didn't shoot his imaginary bow and arrow at an administrator!  He would really have been in trouble. :woohoo:
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Re: Fifth Grader Suspended for Shooting Imaginary Arrow!?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 09:07:32 AM »
What they are doing is really aimed at the parents. This is an underhanded way to demand how parents raised their kids. Forcing submission of the people, however subtle, is the goal.

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Re: Fifth Grader Suspended for Shooting Imaginary Arrow!?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2013, 09:15:13 AM »
Forcing submission of the people, however subtle, is the goal.

An atomic bomb is about as "subtle."
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